Pied à Terre

34 Charlotte Street
Fitzrovia, London
Tel: 020 7636 1178 or check availability and book online
Goodge Street 0.1 miles

One of London's few two Michelin star restaurants, Pied a Terre is charmingly intimate and the private bar is ideal for a pre-dinner aperitif. The cuisine is simple yet inventive and coupled with outstanding service, it's a dining experience not to be missed.

Pied a Terre Restaurant

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We had the tasting menu and asked for the oysters to be changed to veal sweetmeats to start, which was not a problem. Carpaccio of scallops was mouthwatering, the foie gras was to die for and was perfect with the celeriac, dried grapes and baby sorrel. The 3 courses were superb, as were the selection of breads, especially the olive twists. We thought we had made a great choice; however, the rest of the meal was not up to a 2* standard...

Halibut was small and overcooked; the lamb, although it looked correctly cooked - i.e. pink and juicy - was rather tough; the strong herbs in the lamb shank boudin took away the flavour of the meat, which was otherwise cooked perfectly; the cheese course was just 2 cheeses, both very strong flavours; the sweets were OK but nothing very special. In addition, we were given the wrong cutlery and were given an expresso coffee in error. The petits fours, however, were excellent - very interesting.

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 by In heaven, 21 Mar 2010
An unsmiling David (the joint owner) and an over-abundance of staff created an evening that was slightly stressful and very noisy. To be asked four times (once with the main course) if more bread was required was intrusive, but not as much as the arm of a waiter stretching across me more than once. Leaving the restaurant was unusual in that David was absent. The food was very good but each course does not need an an involved description of each item on the sparse plate. Three finger-sized portions of a pigeon is not pigeon - it is an apology for a pigeon. Fuss for fuss's sake is not among the requirements for a 2-starred Michelin restaurant.

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 by Den Ears, 01 Mar 2010
One of the best culinary experiences ever. I would recommend the tasting menu which makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Seared scallops, fois gros and the best lamb I have ever experienced. The accompanying wine flight works out as good value and completes the experience. Can't wait to return!

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 by Food Filly, 17 Sep 2009
The restaurant is very modern in appearance, with gray leather banquettes and a dark wood trim.

Being early, I am lucky, and they seat me up front, next to the windows of red, gray & clear shattered glass.

There are fashionable recessed halogen lights, but not enough of them to make reading the menu easy.

The serving plate is of speckled clear glass with a wide, curved up silver edge and a handpainted red sunflower on it. There are heavy glass water tumblers, and white linen tablecloths.

Very little English is spoken by the waiters, they mainly speak French.

A small plate of green olives is brought.

There will be an eight course meal tonight, and the menu has a notice that one pound (Two dollars at today's currency translation rates) is added to every bill and given to charity for Action Against Hunger.

There is stamped unsalted butter accompanying a bread basket of 5 choices. I have both the plain and the tomato, both freshly baked, delicous and light.

The amuse bouche consists of 4 bites of ??? I can't understand what the waiter says. They are also presented on a shattered glass plate in the shape of a small, raised rectangle.

a ragout of chick peas begins the meal, followed by avocado carpaccio, carmelized endive salad with watercress gelee, parpadelle pasta with camembert sauce & cucumber balls, and a puff pastry with mushroom & black truffle.

A cheese course is next.

The first dessert is a walnut passion fruit mousse. It is superb, creamy, just sweet enough, lovely. I wanted another...

Then comes a chocolate tart with macadamia nut mousse.

I end the meal with a delicious hot mint tea, and the waiter brings the final treat. 6 tiny bite desserts on a curved shattered glass tray.

The presentation at Pied a Terre is lovely, but on the whole, the food was tasteless - I would not eat here again, despite its Michelin 2 star rating.

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 by Loving Annie (7 reviews), 03 Apr 2008
I took my husband here for his 40th birthday last week, after reading the reviews on this website. We were both very impressed. Really friendly service, beautiful interior and of course excellent food. We thought on a par with Claridges! Just like Arnie, we'll be back!

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 by Rosiepose, 23 Jan 2007
Superb restaurant, excellent service and certainly some of the best food I've had in London. Not overly expensive if you go for the lunchtime set menu. Highly recommended.

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 by crimson (32 reviews), 12 Sep 2004

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